Central College’s former students got up for college once more at the weekend, and headed to the city’s Albert Hall for their graduation ceremony.
Students who completed their Higher Education courses in the summer donned their caps and gowns and celebrated their achievements at the event on Saturday 17th October.
A wide range of HE courses is now on offer at Central, including: Engineering, Biology, Computing, Sports Coaching, Criminal Justice, AAT Accountancy, Photography and Dental Technology and many graduates have gone on to new jobs or to study for a final year top up to degree level at university.
Awards were also handed out to FE students who were nominated by their tutors for special achievement awards in each subject area.
Central College Principal, Malcolm Cowgill, led proceedings at the event. He said:
“Students on our courses come to Central from a range of backgrounds. Many have progressed with us over several years, some are working full time and being supported by their employer - perhaps through Apprenticeship programmes, and some may have returned to learning after a break from education. Whatever their circumstances, achieving these qualifications won’t have been easy but it will have developed their knowledge, skills and confidence, and created new opportunities for them in the future, whether that’s in employment or going on to further study. I’m proud that Central College has helped them succeed, and I wish them all the best in their future ventures.”